10am – 3.30pm, Castlehill Heritage Centre, Harbour Road, Castletown, Caithness, KW14 8TG
Have you ever wondered where bumblebees live, why there are fewer than there used to be, and what you can do to help them? This one day workshop, run by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, will give you an introduction to the ecology and identification of bumblebees. We’ll hear presentations in the morning at Castlehill, followed by an afternoon site visit around the beautiful gardens and heritage flagstone trail. The course will be useful for anyone wishing to find out about bumblebees and improve their identification skills. Find out about:
- The ecology and life cycle of a bumblebee
- Understand the challenges facing bumblebee species, especially the ultra-rare great yellow bumblebee
- Recognise important features that will support bumblebees in a range of habitats, including grasslands, woodlands and farmland
- Identify distinguishing characteristics of different bumblebees and how to spot a queen, worker and male
- Identify five common bumblebee species
- Why we need more data about bee populations, and how to carry out a simple monitoring transect
Places are FREE but limited, so booking is essential.
For more information, or to book a space, please fill in this online booking form.